Fondazione Film Commission Roma Lazio

FONDAZIONE FILM COMMISSION ROMA LAZIO was founded February, 2007, encompassing the Lazio Region, the Municipality of Rome, the Province of Rome, the Province of Frosinone, the Province of Rieti and the Province of Viterbo.

The Foundation carries out activities aimed at promoting cinema, audiovisual media and coproductions, serving as a point of contact between the principal national and international companies and Lazio, the traditional land of great cinema.

The foundation supports cinema and audiovisual productions by providing a platform for the development of international coproduction with the organization of coproduction meetings during the main film festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Rome, Hong Kong, Singapore, Mumbai). Also, it assists national and international productions in finding qualified professionals and film production services, and it helps in the obtaining of filming permits throughout the region.

Furthermore, it offers support and guidance regarding the financial resources the Lazio regions can make available to the film and audiovisual industry.

The Foundation provides two funding schemes: 1. The Regional Film and Audiovisual Fund (cash-rebate system) and 2. Lazio Cinema International (coproduction incentive). 

1. Regional Film and Audiovisual Fund
Budget: 15 ML euro
Type of  incentive:  Cash rebate - Subsidy – Automatic funding

Qualifying expenses:
Eligible costs include those above and below the line that were borne within Lazio Region.

13% of eligible expenses for cinema and audiovisual projects (such percentage may be raised to 15% for the following categories: Kids, first and second features, multimedia and interactive including crossmedia and multiplatform works, creative documentaries, low cost genre pics, works produced by independent producers, works produced by micro and small companies). 

The work must be acknowledged as a ''cultural product", on the basis of a test assessing the cultural eligibility, included in the application form that is published every year.

Minimum local spending of 40% of  costs in Lazio Region

The recipients of such funding include individual or family businesses, partnerships or corporations whose only or main activity is the production of film and audiovisual works.

The foreign production companies have to ask the line producer of the film/audiovisual work, i.e. the person in charge of the organization of the production of the film, either entirely or only for the Italian  part, to fill in and submit the application for funding.

The total amount of funding cannot be higher than € 750.000,00 for each company.

Payment schedule: after completion of the production

2. Lazio Cinema International
Incentives for co-productions
Budget: 10 ML euro 
50% for Cinematographic co-productions
50% for  Other Audiovisual Works

Type of  incentive:  Grant for admissible expenses borne by the beneficiaries in order to perform a Co-Production.

Application: on-line submission from 1st December 2015
Evaluation by a commission and contribution on first-in first-served basis.

Companies mainly operate in the sector of “Film, video and television programme production” (ATECO [Business Activity] Code 2007 59.11), comply with the size-related requirements for SMEs.

Companies, at the latest upon the request for the first disbursement, must have residence in Italy for tax purposes and operational headquarters in Lazio, which must be retained for at least 3 years from said date.

The amount of the contribution may not exceed 35% of the Admissible Expenses, or 45%, in the case of Co-Productions financed by at least another EU Member State.

Admissible expenses: 
Potentially admissible Co-Production expenses are the Industrial Costs, comprised of costs relating to the release, promotion and distribution of the Audiovisual Work and of the Production Cost

Amount of Admissible Expenses relating to the Lazio territory: equal to at least 130% of the requested contribution.

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CineRegio Representative - Mrs. Cristina Priarone

Cristina Priarone is the General Manager of ROMA LAZIO FILMCOMMISSION since 2007, Vice President of IFC Italian Film Commissions Association, member of LOS ANGELES WEBFEST, as well as member of the Board of Directors of MEDIA DESK ITALIA and CINEUROPA.

Mrs. Priarone joined Cinecittà Holding at Lazio Filmcommission in 2003 and has been in charge for Marketing and Coproduction until 2005; between 2005 and 2007 she has been in charge for marketing and development of "Cinema and Audiovisual activities, Venture Capital Fund" in Filas. Previously, from 1990 to 1994 she worked as team coordinator for marketing research, Personnel selection and assessment at "ISIN Istituto Italiano di Negoziazione Scienza dello Scambio"; from 1995 to 2002 in GRUPPOMUST Milan, Rome, Turin as Director for Marketing & Development. She collaborated with international companies, being in charge of the following activities: Communication & Marketing, Training, Teambuilding, Coaching, Personnel Selection, Internal & External Communication reaching the role of Senior Consultant at Must SRL with headquarters in Milan, Turin, Rome. Main Clients: Clienti ENI HOLDING, SNAM, 3M, TECHNICOLOR, APPLE COMPUTER, ITALGAS ETC. Since 2009 she has been a member of jury of DAVID DI DONATELLO award.




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